Juvéderm® Ultra/Ultra Plus
Everyone loses bone mass, muscle volume, and facial fat as they age. This consistent reduction of the facial structure can leave the face with a tired and worn appearance. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a newer Juvederm facial filler which is designed to restore facial volume with a quick, convenient treatment and long-lasting results.
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a non-allergenic, hyaluronic acid filler which is made from a naturally-occurring compound normal to your body. Your body’s hyaluronic acid level also reduces as you age, allowing skin to sag and wrinkle. Juvederm injections replenish these levels restoring facial volume and allowing you to reestablish your facial beauty. Results are immediate and last up to twelve months.
As part of the Juvederm family of fillers which also include JUVÉDERM® Ultra, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM Voluma XC®. JUVÉDERM Voluma XC®, is used to resolve moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, like smile lines (parenthetical), vertical lip lines above the mouth, and marionette lines.
Juvederm Ultra Plus Application
This amazing filler smooths away wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose, corrects volume loss, and lifts facial contours for a youthful, smooth appearance. This Juvederm injectable is effective for all patients, men and women, and of every skin type and tone.
Juvederm Ultra Versus Juvederm Ultra Plus
Juvederm Ultra Plus is designed with more crossed-linked molecules which makes its effectiveness greater when treating deep folds and wrinkles. Areas like the cheeks, around the mouth and nose areas are common target areas for Ultra Plus while thin areas with smaller lines like the lips are better areas for Ultra.
Juvederm Ultra Plus Versus Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Any Juvederm product which ends with an XC includes lidocaine in its formulation. This anesthetic ingredient acts as a numbing agent during injections to provide less discomfort and a more pleasing treatment experience.
You will start your treatment with a consultation with board-certified dermatologist, Dr. David McDaniel. He will determine if Juvederm Ultra Plus is the right filler for your aesthetic concerns or if another filler will be the best option.
Next, the injection site is prepared, and he injects the Juvederm Ultra Plus into the target areas. The injections are not overly painful, less so when using the Ultra Plus XC. The process is complete within thirty minutes and your results are immediate.
Recovery and Downtime
There may be some mild discomfort, redness, and swelling at the injection sites, and maybe some bruising. Cold compresses will minimize these effects quickly. There is no downtime and many of our patients schedule lunch-time treatments and return to work right after the injections.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. How long does it last?
The original Juvéderm Ultra products typically last between 6-8 months, while Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC can last up to a year! Juvéderm Voluma may last 18 months or even longer.
Q. Do the injections hurt?
All Juvéderm XC products are available with lidocaine (a local anesthetic) pre-mixed to improve patient comfort.
Q. Can these fillers be used on patients with darker skin tones?
Juvéderm Ultra Plus has proven its safety and effectiveness in all skin types. Studies with Juvéderm showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring.
Q. What are the benefits of Juvederm Ultra Plus?
Results may vary from patient to but the results shown are immediate with gradual improvement as collagen levels increase. The skin surface will appear smoother, fuller, and have more volume than before treatment.
Q. What is the recommended number of sessions necessary?
One injection can last up to a year. Once your benchmark is set after the first treatment, another injection can continue the benefits. Most patients range from one to two treatments sessions annually.
Q. Who should administer the injections?
Board-certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons should be at the top of your list to administer these filler injections. These professionals are well versed in skin care and facial anatomy, and can resolve unexpected issues that may arise after the procedure.
Q. Are there any ways to save money on Juvéderm?
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If you would like to learn more about our Juvederm products or any of our injectable treatments call us or schedule an appointment today.